Monday, October 10, 2011

4 Heroes Who Died October 3 to October 8, 2011, Fighting in Afghanistan

October 3 - Pvt. Danny Chen, 19, of New York, died in Kandahar province, Afghanistan.

October 6 - Lance Cpl. Benjamin W. Schmidt, 24, of San Antonio, Texas, died while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan.

October 8 - They died in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked their unit with a rocket propelled grenade. Killed were:

- Capt. Joshua S. Lawrence, 29, of Nashville, Tenn. and

- Capt. Drew E. Russell, 25, of Scotts, Mich.

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